Goetre Villa (in welsh: Woodland Dwelling) was founded in 2016 as an environmental consultancy providing project management services and technical expertise in both the water industry and in arboriculture. Projects within arboriculture began in 2017 and we have undertaken several tree planting projects with community and schools groups across Wales and England. Goetre Villa began selling TreePans as an aid to tree establishment and details are available on www.woodlanddwelling.co.uk. In 2018 we became the UK distributor for TreePlotter. Theri Reichlin joined our team in 2019 to work with Russell Horsey help grow the business in all areas. Project management of all projects is undertaken by Claire Horsey.Get in Touch
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Russell is a Chartered Arboriculturist who specialises in working with community groups and cities on urban forestry management planning and public engagement. An internationally known speaker for his work in Local Government having presented to audiences around the UK, Canada and Europe. Russell is a member of the Welsh Government's Woodland Strategy Advisory Panel and a board member of Wales Plant! Scheme (which looks to plant two trees per child born or adopted in Wales). Russell is best known for his work at Bristol City Council where he successfully ran a high profile community lead planting program Tree Bristol alongside improving the day to day management of the city's trees. This work was recognised by the sector in 2010 when Bristol was awarded the Barchams Award for “Outstanding Urban Forestry Management.”
Russell is passionate about siting the right tree in the right place but also ensuring the health of the tree until maturity. The first three years of tree establishment are key to having a healthy long lived tree, during this period good root growth, watering and weed control are essential to tree establishment.
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Claire has 20+ years experience within the water industry particularly in the area of sewer
maintenance. Claire was the Secretary for Sewers for Adotion 6 th Edition, and contributed to the All
Party Parliamentary working group for the white paper for Water Act 2003. Claire contributed to
and co-authored several other technical publications while at WRc.
Claire began project management in 2004 and has managed a variety of projects from building rigs,
organising seminars and workshops, to large multi-location teams designing surface water sewers and
processing plants. Project budgets have ranged from £2,000 to £1.1m, with small teams of 2 and 3
to large teams of 20 or more staff.
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Theri moved to Wales from Canada in 2018. During her work at WSP, she has acquired experience surveying trees on projects of regional and national importance (BS5837, Ash dieback, mature and dying trees on higway networks) before she joined Woodland Dwelling in 2019.
She has earned a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Biology (2016) and a Masters of Forest Conservation (2018) from the University of Toronto. During her studies, she was heavily involved in serving the student body, the wider community and the environment through volunteering for various organisations. She was awarded the Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award in 2017 for being actively engaged in forestry and for demonstrating a passion for the environment and a desire to solve complex problems. She is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters and an arboricultural representative on the ICF's Welsh region committee.
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